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How I Got My Literary Agent: James Sie

James Sie, debut author of STILL LIFE LAS VEGAS (Aug. 2015, St. Martin's Press), shares how he used various resources to guide him in his path to an agent. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: James Sie appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Sarah Paulson Cast in the J.D. Salinger Biopic

3 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Sarah Paulson has signed on to play a literary agent named Dorothy Olding.

Sarah Paulson Joins J.D. Salinger Biopic Rebel in the Rye, So Maybe She Can Save It From Its Title

Behind every great rebel, there’s a great literary agent who, hm … catches them, maybe? Look, this Rebel in the Rye title doesn’t really work for a biopic of J.D. Salinger, because you can’t just replace any one word in a famous literary title and arrive at something witty (unless ... More »

New Literary Agent Alert: Albert Lee of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth

Actively Seeking: interested primarily in nonfiction—especially narrative journalism, current affairs, pop culture, music, business and technology—as well as titles with strong book-to-film/TV potential. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Albert Lee of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

How I Got My Literary Agent: Tex Thompson

Tex Thompson, author of ONE NIGHT IN SIXES (July 2014, Solaris), shares how she found her agent at a writer's conference and obtained representation. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Tex Thompson appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Amanda Jain of Inklings Literary

She is seeking: historical fiction (in all genres), women’s / book club / upmarket fiction, romance (particularly historical, suspenseful, or with a comedic bent), mysteries (particularly historical or cozy, or historical cozies), and narrative nonfiction in the areas of social history, archaeology, art history, material culture, etc. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Andrew Roe

Debut author Andrew Roe—THE MIRACLE GIRL (April 2015, Algonquin)—shares his journey to finding an agent and publishing his novel. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Andrew Roe appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New York Power Pairing: ICM Partners' 'Binky' Urban and New Yorker Writer Ken Auletta Share a Literary Life

"Now it would probably be a no-no to date someone who basically worked for you," best-selling author Auletta says of his early romance with book agent Urban, his wife of 39 years. read more

New Literary Agent Alert: Kelly Peterson of Corvisiero Literary

She is seeking: Middle Grade: Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-fi. Young Adult: Fantasy (all sub genres of fantasy accepted), Steampunk, Sci-Fi, Paranormal, Historical (19th century and earlier with strong heroines), Dystopian (hold the cyborgs,...Show More Summary

Is the NYT’s Lede About That Red Cap Agent Who Met Gay Talese A Little Too Talese-ian?

Gay Talese, icon of New Journalism and nervy chronicler of celebrity sinuses, is the latest silver-maned literary lion to wander into Twitter’s crosshairs. He sparked a controversy last Friday when it was widely reported that he hadShow More Summary

Publishing Power Agents on Obama's Literary Potential, Why Vince Gilligan Should Write a Novel

Sloan Harris and Esther Newberg, partners/co-heads of ICM's publishing department, which helped bring 'Steve Jobs' and 'Black Mass' to the screen, also reveal their dream celebrity memoir (Clint Eastwood) and why Newberg's favorite book is by a Yankee. read more

New Literary Agent Alert: Lori Galvin of Zachary Shuster Harmsworth

She is seeking: Lori seeks cookbook authors with a strong point of view, a solid grounding in their field, and a talent for motivating cooks of all stripes to get into the kitchen. She is also on the lookout for compelling narratives about food and drink, whether memoir or cultural commentary, serious or steeped in humor. Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Amber Brock

Amber Brock, author of debut novel A FINE IMITATION (May 3, 2016, Crown), shares her long journey to representation and eventual publication. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Amber Brock appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

New Literary Agent Alert: Elise Erickson of Harold Ober Associates

Elise is seeking: romance and all of its subgenres, women's fiction, paranormal, mystery including clever cozy mysteries, thrillers, historical fiction, commercial literary fiction, and some YA. She is particularly drawn to stories that...Show More Summary

How I Got My Literary Agent: Pamela Skjolsvik

Pamela Skjolsvik, author of DEATH BECOMES US (Dec. 2015) shares her process to obtaining an agent and trying to sell her debut novel. The post How I Got My Literary Agent: Pamela Skjolsvik appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

Agent Luigi Bonomi's tips for writing a novel agents will love

last monthArts / Writing : Time to Write

How to attract a literary agent In an article about a new contest for first-time novelists, agent Luigi Bonomi shared this advice: BEGIN THE FIRST PAGE WITH A GREAT SENTENCE that pulls the reader in. Your first important reader is.....

Amandla Stenberg to Star in Black Lives Matter Young Adult Novel Adaptation

The Hate U Give is a soon-to-be released young adult novel written by Angela Thomas which was inspired by the Black Lives Matter. In 2011, Thomas used Twitter to pitch the idea to a book agent, and the rest is literary history. On Wednesday, it was announced that the movie adaption was sold to Fox 2000,Temple Hill and State Street. Show More Summary

New Literary Agent Alert: Ryann Wahl of Holloway Literary

She is seeking: Ryann is interested in representing literary fiction, upmarket fiction, and young adult novels. She is actively building her client list and seeks queries from both new and experienced writers. The post New Literary Agent Alert: Ryann Wahl of Holloway Literary appeared first on WritersDigest.com.

"Like Dylan, he writes his own songs, so of course he will write a wonderful book."

Said the literary agent for Prince, whose book deal was just announced. The publisher was garrulous: "Prince is a towering figure blah blah blah..." The 5-foot-2 rock star was laconic: "You still read books, right?" Rock memoirs have proved a lucrative niche for publishers as baby boomers snap up books by their favorite performers. Show More Summary

Thank You for Your Submission

If you’re a writer planning to submit a novel manuscript to a literary agency, you might want to read these guidelines and recommendations, over at Electric Literature. Pair with Edan Lepucki’s Millions interview with her agent about publishing a first book.

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